When I say I have not been inspired to post, I am not kidding. I really don’t have much to talk about as of late. But I did have a few things rolling about in my mind and decided I’d put this little tidbit out for public consumption.
Most of you know that I am active with my sorority. And I really enjoy it despite having to deal with lots of estrogen from a bunch of women. I have held various offices and been on several committees within my chapter but 2 years ago I was asked
wooed begged to join my chapter’s non-profit foundation and sit on its board. Primarily, the board is responsible for giving out scholarships and providing grants for community programming. In addition to joining the board as a director, I was asked to serve as Treasurer. It’s a job that I have enjoyed doing for the last 2 years. But now, I want a break. I am tired.
I am married now and I want to try to start a family without the added responsibilities of having to serve as Board Treasurer. I told the Board Chairman this last week and I don’t think he really believed me. He said he would recruit an assistant treasurer to help me out and asked me to think more about it.
I have. I don’t want to do it anymore. I have one year left on my term as Director which I will gladly serve out but other than showing up to Board meetings and selling some dance tickets, I’m done.
And I guess that’s what annoys me the most about being a member of a organization as a active working member, 20% of the people do 80% of the work. It’s always been like that for me, because I am by nature a joiner. And I LIKE participating in community service. But why don’t folks realize that the worker bees get worn out and need a break. I have been financial and active in organizations (both professional and the sorority) for the last 15 years. I think that I deserve a little down time and to not have a guilt trip laid upon me (you know how folks do). Still, I can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt. But I don’t think I’m wrong. Do you??
Have you had to take a hiatus from an organization or group you have been a member of???